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The College Board Tries Again

The College Board Tries Again

The nonprofit has released an updated curriculum for its AP African American Studies course, correcting many of its earlier missteps. Stephen Smith / AP December 8, 2023, 8:36 AM ET Earlier this year, the College Board—which administers Advanced Placement courses at high schools across the country—faced a fierce backlash. On January 23, during a press conference at Duval Charter School at Baymeadows, in Jacksonville, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis attacked the organization’s pilot course in AP African American Studies as a radical revision of history. “This course is not education; it’s indoctrination,” DeSantis told reporters. The state’s board of education had rejected the course, arguing that its content violated state law, and DeSantis railed against the curriculum’s inclusion of topics such as queer theory, intersectionality, and the Black Lives Matter movement. “When you try to use Black history to shoehorn in queer theory, you are clearly trying to use that for a political agenda,” he said. Lonnie G. Bunch III: Why is America afraid of Black history? A little more than a week later, the College …